After soaking, cooler temperatures predicted for North Texas in the next several days

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The weather lineup for Monday looks like this: cloudy with rain possible in the morning, and then partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

And look at this for a high on Monday: 89 degrees in North Texas.

Scattered showers and storms pounded some areas of North Texas on Monday morning, making the morning commute a headache in some neighborhoods.

Thunderstorms on Monday could pose threats of lightning, gusty winds and minor flooding. Roanoke police closed Bryon Nelson Boulevard early Monday because of high water.

Several major accidents were reported early Monday in Fort Worth, according to a police call log.

In some areas of southern Dallas County, rainfall totals reached almost six inches from overnight storms, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

There’s a 70 percent of showers and thunderstorms on Monday, but the rain chances are gone by Tuesday.

“We could see a couple more hours of rain, some pretty heavy,” said meteorologist Matt Stalley with the NWS in Fort Worth on Monday. “And there should be some cooler temperatures, pleasant by August standards.”

Most of the rain should taper off by Monday afternoon, when North Texans will have cooler temperatures than the baking weather from last week.

Lightning strikes may have been responsible for at least three house fires in Tarrant County on Sunday evening when storms rolled through North Texas. Two of them were in Fort Worth and a third was in Arlington.

High temperatures will stay in the upper 80s and lower 90s for several days in Tarrant County, but the temperatures will climb to the upper 90s on Friday. Hot temperatures will continue this weekend with heat index values up to 105.

3-Day Storm Outlook

This map shows the 3-day weather outlook for storms by the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center. Sources: National Weather Service, Esri.

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